Service Quality Investments
Metro will also develop new methods to connect with transit, using emerging technology and transportation pricing as well as improvements to alternative mobility. For example, Metro will explore ways to change pricing of its programs and services to influence demand.
What will it take?
Research, develop, and evaluate new tools. Build Metro’s capacity for evidence-based research, development, and evaluation of new TDM tools to reduce VMT while advancing equity. Co-create TDM programs with community partners to maximize their effectiveness. Assess employer products to expand participation among businesses that employ lower wage workers. Budget for TDM in Metro projects and continue to develop new TDM partnerships and transform existing partnerships. Design evaluation into each project and continue to build evidence on the most effective strategies.
Support local and regional land-use decisions that benefit transit and other alternatives to driving alone. Advocate for national, state, and local policies and funds that support alternatives to driving alone and help create walkable communities.
Partner to put TDM solutions to work. Seek opportunities to expand TDM activities through partnerships with cities, transit agencies, WSDOT, employers, the private sector, community-based organizations, and others.
Create sustainable pipelines to transit ridership. Support early and consistent intervention with transit and alternative modes, especially with youth and people new to the region.
King County Metro Long Range Plan